Anonymous has shut down the website of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as it intensifies its attack on the Nigerian government over #EndSARS.
The hacker collective took down the website of the Nigerian government banker at 8:41 p.m., according to an announcement on its Twitter handle.
#Nigeria: International hackers & Anonymous continue the cyber campaign against the government to call out corruption, demand police reform, and show solidarity with brave protestors. #OpNigeria #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality #ReformTheNigerianPolice https://t.co/EjVT4q6VLt
— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) October 16, 2020
The CBN website has been loading intermittently, indicating webmasters have been actively working to prevent or minimize damage.
The site was shut down two days after Anonymous took over the Nigerian police website, which has yet to go up as of Friday evening. Thousands of bank accounts and private information of officials were compromised in the attack.
It was not immediately clear whether or not the notorious hacking group collected sensitive information from the CBN web infrastructure following the attack.
A spokesperson for the CBN did not immediately return a request seeking comments.